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SIRE inspections

One of the most significant safety initiatives introduced by OCIMF is the Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE). This programme was originally launched in 1993 to specifically address concerns about sub-standard shipping. The SIRE Programme is a unique tanker risk assessment tool of value to charterers, ship operators, terminal operators and government bodies concerned with ship safety.

The SIRE system is a very large database of up-to-date information about tankers and barges. Essentially, SIRE has focused tanker industry awareness on the importance of meeting satisfactory tanker quality and ship safety standards. Since its introduction, the SIRE Programme has received industry-wide acceptance and participation by both OCIMF Members, Programme recipients and by ship Operators. The expansion of Barges and small vessels into SIRE was inaugurated in late 2004.

The SIRE programme requires a uniform inspection protocol that is predicated by the following:

  • Vessel Inspection Questionnaire (VIQ)
  • Barges Inspection Questionnaire (BIQ)
  • Uniform SIRE Inspection Report
  • Vessels Particulars Questionnaire (VPQ)
  • Barge Particulars Questionnaire (BPQ)

D. van Wolferen Marine Inspection & Consultant performs SIRE & BIRE inspection for Category 1,2 & 3 type of vessels on behalf of the OCIMF submitting members.

Ÿ Oil tankers
Ÿ Chemical tankers
Ÿ LPG carriers
Ÿ LNG carriers
Ÿ Combination carriers
Categories 1 and 2 depending on tonnage
Offshore barges
Inland barges (manned and unmanned)
Integrated barges
Category 3